Full of creamy homemade vanilla flavor from Mayfield Creamery and with a hint of strawberry, this simple strawberry vanilla milkshake is the perfect treat for kicking off summer!
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Apparently this week Mother Nature decided to slam down the accelerator and kick spring up a notch. Overall we’ve had a gentle ease into the season, but this week brought temperatures that knocked on the door of 90 degrees. With it came swim team practice (Kaitlyn fell in the pool yesterday which was exhilarating to say the least) and it has us looking for other ways to keep our cool too.
To beat the heat, I’m partnering with Mayfield Creamery this summer, which makes me all kinds of nostalgic. Isn’t there something about Mayfield Creamery that just brings you back to childhood? They have been making delicious ice cream since 1923 using cream from their own dairy with no artificial growth hormones. After 94 years they are refreshing their look but still sticking with the same great taste that families have come to know and love.
Though it feels very much like summer, it is still spring and for a small while longer, still strawberry season too. We had such a blast picking strawberries that I couldn’t let one of my favorite fruit seasons pass me by without using the little red beautiful in a special way, so simple strawberry vanilla milkshakes it was!
The girls were ecstatic when I brought up the idea of milkshakes. Clearly that is not our normal afternoon indulgence, but it sure was a fun way to spice up a typical weekday. And for me, one of the joys of motherhood is being the one with the power to shake things up (sometimes quite literally) when we need it, so I swung by Publix to snag a couple cartons.
For this strawberry milkshake, I wanted to use the strawberries we picked from the patch and froze, since the girls keep asking when we could eat them. Using frozen strawberries creates an extra thick, must use a spoon (we love these spoon straws) texture, which I prefer with milkshakes. You can certainly use fresh strawberries though. Doing so will result in a stronger strawberry flavor, though a more liquid consistency. You do you!
After plenty of taste testing on my part (it’s a tough job but someone has to do it), I confirmed the creamy vanilla flavor with a hint of strawberry was spot on. The girls shrieked with glee when I stepped things up a notch further with the addition of whipped cream and real sprinkles (not just the chia seeds I keep in a shaker bottle on the counter).
Mom of the year! Mom of the year! they shouted.
(Ok, so they didn’t actually chant that, but they should have)
I carried the treat outside to be enjoyed the way any sticky, drippy, warm weather treat should be- in the driveway.
The girls dug right in– brain freeze!!
A rite of passage for childhood, right? Fortunately the strawberry decadence trumped the pain and she was back to it in no time.
Then we sat there, watching the little black ants crawl around fallen twigs, talking about all the things we wanted to do this summer. The milkshakes were pretty big, which resulted in quite a long and ambitious summer bucket list.
Goodness help me, I haven’t yet told the children going back to Disney this summer isn’t in the cards.
It was a a really nice moment and I’m looking forward to creating more Mayfield Creamery moments this summer with the fam.
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ lb (roughly 2½ cups) frozen strawberries
- 2 cups (packed) Mayfield Creamery Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- whipped cream (optional)
- sprinkled (optional)
- Place ingredients into a high powered blender in the order listed above.
- Blend on low for 10-15 seconds until it starts to incorporate, then switch to medium-high until blended to desired consistency (personally I like a few strawberry chunks to remain).
- Pour into chilled milkshake glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkles, and serve immediately.
This recipe makes a delicious strawberry milkshake with a subtle sweetness. If you prefer an even sweeter result, add 1-2 Tbsp of sugar before blending.
Mayfield Creamery is fanning out and expanding to new markets across the South and Southwest, offering a whole new generation of consumers the opportunity to savor the genuine southern homemade taste that has made them a beloved family tradition.
To find Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream near you, check out their store locator. Then snag some strawberries too and surprise you family with a special Tuesday treat yourself!
What is your favorite way to spice up a regular weekday?
What is your favorite summertime indulgence?